By Our Reporter
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in partnership with Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) have today launched the annual Career Expo that will take place in 11 universities across the country.
While addressing students at Makerere University, NSSF Deputy Managing Director Geraldine Ssali advised students on the value of saving for the future and the benefits of seeking for career advancement opportunities.
“NSSF as a responsible institution, has a mandate to contribute to the well-being of the community. Through the career expo, we provide an opportunity to students to explore careers and gain information that can help them make informed career decisions as they prepare for a life after university. Saving money for the future is one of the great habits of wealthy people,” she said.
She also gave tips to the students on how they can gradually rise through the ranks of their careers once employed.
“For one to have a successful career, they need to have a combination of hard and soft skills as well as managerial and strategic skills. With these skills, you can then ably manage to lead teams, manage resources and generate operations to run the organization,” she added.
Monitor Publications Managing Director Tony Glencross said, “As Monitor Publications, our media platforms have unmatched appeal across the country. This partnership with NSSF gives us an opportunity to help more university students gain access to professional career advice so that they are better prepared to take advantage of any employment opportunities in the market.”
Last year, the Career expo was held in five universities including Makerere, Kyambogo, Makerere University Business School, Uganda Christian University, and Nkumba. This time round, with the exception of UCU, the expo will be held in the other four universities plus Islamic University in Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Ndejje, Gulu, Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi, Kampala International University, and Mutesa I Royal University.
A number of learned human resource consultants, recruitment agencies, seasoned public speakers and Heads of Human Resources of a number of top employers in Uganda have been lined up as guest speakers.
Nyambura is a senior journalist based in Kampala